Celibate good times, c’mon.
A UK woman who swore off sex 11 years ago gave birth in a unique way — by artificially inseminating herself with a $30 sperm kit she purchased online.
“It’s worked out bizarrely well,” Verity Jones, 35, told SWNS of her sex-less conception, which occurred in December 2011 after she obtained a baby batter contribution from a willing donor. The Kent native gave birth the following September to a daughter named Holly, now 10 years old —who is fully aware how she came about.
This marked a long time (not) coming for the proud single mom,’ who became celibate a whopping 11 years ago following a sex-istential crisis.
“It just kind of happened by accident 11 years ago when I was 24,” the philosophy student said. “One day I just thought, ‘What’s the point in this?’”
It wasn’t for lack of enjoyment. “I’m pansexual, so I’d mostly been with women — but some men too,” she explained. “I enjoyed sex a lot before that — it wasn’t like I wasn’t having it or committed to God.”
She added, “One day I just thought what’s the point in this, maybe it was an early midlife crisis but I was just fed up of noncommitted fun.”
Despite abstaining from the sack, Jones still wanted to have a baby — which presented a major conflict of interest. “I had a bizarre dream about me being pregnant with a baby, it must’ve just been my biology telling me to hurry up,” the Brit explained. “But I couldn’t just go and have a baby with a random guy.”
Thankfully, the resourceful woman devised a way to create life sans breaking her vow.
“I organized a sperm donor online and inseminated myself,” boasted Jones of her celibacy circumvention method. “People with a lot of money go through doctors and things but I just signed some papers.”
“He delivered his sperm in a donation pot and by some miracle it worked first time,” added the proud mother.
Lo and behold, she gave birth to her daughter, Holly, effectively refraining from throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
As an added bonus, the donor delivered his contribution free of charge, meaning Jones only had to pay £25 (around $30) for travel costs.
This article was originally posted by The New York Post.